Portfolio Category: Winged Game

Macnab Challenge

To successively complete the infamous Macnab Challenge, participants must catch a salmon on the fly, shoot a brace of grouse and take a stag on the hill – all between dawn and dusk. To give prospective Macnabbers a flavour of what’s involved, West Highland Hunting starred in a short film, entitled ‘Haste ye back,’ which documented...
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The ptarmigan is a plump gamebird, slightly larger than a grey partridge. In summer, is a mixture of grey, brown and black above with white bellies and wings. In winter, it becomes totally white except for its tail and eye-patch, which remain black. It breeds in the highest mountains of the Scottish Highlands on the Arctic-like landscape there. Birds are residents, seldom...
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Grouse are widely considered the world’s most exclusive and challenging game bird, and for good reason. The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird. It has a plump body, a short tail and a lightly hook-tipped bill. It is reddish-brown, with its legs and feet covered in pale feathers. Birds breed in the UK in the uplands of the north...
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